This course examines the principles necessary for building an evangelistic ministry that lasts. We will explore the importance of the Scriptures in evangelism, how to encourage a new believer, and the spiritual gift and calling of the evangelist.
An evangelist must be competent to follow up those who make a decision. The purpose of this course is to equip students with the Biblical content and practical skills for discipling a new believer.
Textbook readings and video presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
The student is required to create a thread answering the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be 400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 200 words. (CLOs: A, D, E)
Biblical Standard of Evangelism Assignment
The student will develop a ten-part document, 400-800 words total, affirming what they believe to be the essentials for the work of an evangelist. Because the assignment is a Biblical standard, not a research paper, no bibliography is needed. Instead, students should cite the Biblical reference parenthetically in the text. (CLOs: A, E)
Follow Up Video Assignment
The student will submit a 3-5 minute video on YouTube where he or she is giving Follow Up counseling after an evangelistic invitation. The assignment also has a written component where the student indicates the setting as well as the type of decision chosen for the presentation. (CLOs: B, C)
Peer Review Assignment
The student will write a 2-3 page double-spaced Peer Review of a chapter from The Mission of an Evangelist textbook that is not a workshop or video. The review will follow a four-point (Author, Aim, Analysis & Assessment) format, and it can cover any multiple-page chapter not assigned as reading in the course. (CLOs: A, D)
Discipleship Manual Outline Assignment
The student will outline a plan for discipling a new believer that includes topics, sessions, timelines, resources, and evaluations. Each part of the plan should be covered in one page making the project 5 pages long. Additional pages, such as appendices or handouts, can be added if needed. (CLOs: B, C)
The student will take an open-book/open-notes quiz every other week covering the Learn content presented for that module. Each quiz consists of randomized multiple-choice and true/false questions and has 75 possible points. The quiz must be completed within the 60-minute time limit. (CLOs: B, D)